Despite conflicting signs declaring Animas City Theatre both open and closed, it is, in fact, closed.
Around this time last year, the soda machine at the bar broke and flooded the theater, co-owner Chris Redding said.
Pepsi was responsible for improperly installing the machine and for the water supply line to the machine breaking, he said.
The theater closed Monday and it is expected to reopen on Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, for an event after new industrial flooring is installed in the lobby and the bar, co-owner Michele Redding said.
The couple put off repairs to the theater until Cuckoo’s Chicken House and Watering Hole, their restaurant next door, had re-opened following its major flood, she said.
The “Theatre Open” banner was put up while Cuckoo’s was closed, and it wasn’t taken down when the marquee sign was put up, Redding said.
The theater scheduled the repairs for when no events were planned at the theater, she said.